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Joseph Beuys

Packbild 3 II, 1958/59

Gouache on inscribed page (folded), mounted on paper
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Van Ham

29.5 x 21cm. Mounted on irregularly cut, thin card (ca. 32.5 x 24cm). Signed and dated bottom on …

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29.5 x 21cm. Mounted on irregularly cut, thin card (ca. 32.5 x 24cm). Signed and dated bottom on the paper: Beuys 1958-1959. Here additionally titled.

Joseph Beuys
German, 1921–1986
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A major figure of the postwar German avant-garde, Joseph Beuys viewed art as a vehicle for social change. His performance art "actions" were shamanistic experiences incorporating ritualized movement and sound, as well as non-traditional and even repulsive materials such as fat, felt, honey, blood, and dead animals. For example, in his groundbreaking 1965 performance How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Beuys—who was covered in symbolic materials such as honey, gold leaf, and iron—explained artworks to a cradled hare. Akin to Andy Warhol in influence but with a more widely (and wildly) ranging formal vocabulary, Beuys counted debate and teaching as part of his art and was a leader in many socioeconomic reform movements.

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VH
Van Ham

29.5 x 21cm. Mounted on irregularly cut, thin card (ca. 32.5 x 24cm). Signed and dated bottom on …

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29.5 x 21cm. Mounted on irregularly cut, thin card (ca. 32.5 x 24cm). Signed and dated bottom on the paper: Beuys 1958-1959. Here additionally titled.

Joseph Beuys
German, 1921–1986
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A major figure of the postwar German avant-garde, Joseph Beuys viewed art as a vehicle for social change. His performance art "actions" were shamanistic experiences incorporating ritualized movement and sound, as well as non-traditional and even repulsive materials such as fat, felt, honey, blood, and dead animals. For example, in his groundbreaking 1965 performance How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Beuys—who was covered in symbolic materials such as honey, gold leaf, and iron—explained artworks to a cradled hare. Akin to Andy Warhol in influence but with a more widely (and wildly) ranging formal vocabulary, Beuys counted debate and teaching as part of his art and was a leader in many socioeconomic reform movements.

Joseph Beuys

Packbild 3 II, 1958/59

Gouache on inscribed page (folded), mounted on paper
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